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About the Club

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In Brief

Founded: 1887
Turned Professional: 1887

Current Division: EFL League One
Home Stadium: Bloomfield Road
Address: Seasiders Way, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 6HX

Nicknames: The Seasiders, The Tangerines, Pool
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Club Mascot: Bloomfield Bear

Derby Matches

Fleetwood Town, Preston North End

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History and Honours

Stadium History

Bloomfield Road (1901-Present) / View Stadium
Raikes Hall Gardens (1899-1899)
Athletic Grounds (1897-1899)
Raikes Hall Gardens (1887-1897)

Club Honours

Division 2 Champions: 1929/30
Championship Play-Off Winners: 2009/10
League 1 Play-Off Winners: 2006/07
League 2 Play-Off Winners: 2016/17
Division 3 (4th Tier) Play-Off Winners: 2000/01
Division 4 Play-Off Winners: 1991/92
FA Cup Winners: 1952/53
Football League Trophy Winners: 2001/02, 2003/04
Anglo-Italian Cup Winners: 1970/71
Football League War Cup Winners: 1942/43
Lancashire Senior Cup Winners: 1935/36, 1936/37, 1941/42, 1953/54, 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96
Lancashire Junior Cup Winners: 1887/88, 1890/91
South West Challenge Cup Winners: 2009/10

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1st Team Squad

Jak Alnwick (Goalkeeper, On loan from Rangers, Scotland) /  Soccerbase  
Marc Bola (Defender, On loan from Middlesbrough) /  Soccerbase  
Nathan Delfouneso (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Midfielder, On loan from Leicester City) /  Soccerbase  
Ryan Edwards (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Liam Feeney (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Armand Gnanduillet (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Ben Heneghan (Defender, On loan from Sheffield United) /  Soccerbase  
Mark Howard (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
James Husband (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Sullay Kaikai (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Calum MacDonald (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Gary Madine (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Chris Maxwell (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
Taylor Moore (Defender, On loan from Bristol City) /  Soccerbase  
Joe Nuttall (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Connor Ronan (Midfielder, On loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers) /  Soccerbase  
Sean Scannell (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Nathan Shaw (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Jack Sims (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
Jay Spearing (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Jordan Thorniley (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Oliver Turton (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Matty Virtue (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Grant Ward (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Tony Weston (Forward) /  Soccerbase  

Club Staff


Owner: Simon Sadler
Director: Brett Gerrity
Executive Chairman: Michael Bolingbroke
Managing Director: Ben Hatton
Non-Executive Director: Ian Currie
Advisor to the Board: Tim Fielding
Vice-President: Jimmy Armfield CBE

Management & Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Neil Critchley (Age 42 years) / Appointed 2nd March 2020 (1 year, 1 month, 16 days ago) /  Soccerbase  
Assistant Manager: Mike Garrity
Goalkeeping Coach: Steve Banks

Former Managers

Simon Grayson (Jul 2019-Feb 2020) /  Soccerbase  
Terry McPhillips (Aug 2018-Jul 2019) /  Soccerbase  
Gary Bowyer (Jun 2016-Aug 2018) /  Soccerbase  
Neil McDonald (Jun 2015-May 2016) /  Soccerbase  
Lee Clark (Oct 2014-May 2015) /  Soccerbase  
Jose Riga (Jun 2014-Oct 2014) /  Soccerbase  
Barry Ferguson (Caretaker Manager, Jan 2014-May 2014) /  Soccerbase  
Paul Ince (Feb 2013-Jan 2014) /  Soccerbase  
Michael Appleton (Nov 2012-Jan 2013) /  Soccerbase  
Ian Holloway (May 2009-Nov 2012) /  Soccerbase  
Colin Hendry (Jun 2004-Nov 2005) /  Soccerbase  
Steve McMahon (Jan 2000-Jun 2004) /  Soccerbase  
Nigel Worthington (Jul 1997-Dec 1999) /  Soccerbase  
Gary Megson (Jul 1996-Jul 1997) /  Soccerbase  
Sam Allardyce (Jul 1994-May 1996) /  Soccerbase  
Billy Ayre (Nov 1990-Jun 1994) /  Soccerbase  
Graham Carr
Jimmy Mullen
Sam Ellis
Allan Brown
Alan Ball
Stan Ternent
Bob Stokoe
Harry Potts
Les Shannon
Stan Mortensen
Ron Suart
Joe Smith
Sandy MacFarlane
Harry Evans (Honorary Manager)
Sydney Beaumont
Frank Buckley
Bill Norman
Jack Cox (Player/Manager)
Tom Barcroft (Secretary/Manager)

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Club Media

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Official Apps

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Local Radio Stations

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